Articles that have been written and published on The Blunt Bean Counter Blog – The Blunt Bean Counter is a tax expert who shares twenty-five years of experience in his tax blog   An Estates Fairy Tale March 2, 2015 Cottage Trusts November 10, 2014 Inheriting the Cottage/Cabin/Chalet –The Great Estate Planning Challenge November 3,…

Make sure that you’ve claimed all the deductions and credits you are entitled to as parents of minor children! Have a look: http://www.todaysparent.com/family-tax-credits

Mark Goodfield was kind enough to lend me the platform of his bluntbeancounter.com blog to address a common problem with wills – the absence of an RESP provision. If you want to learn more, here’s the link: http://www.thebluntbeancounter.com/search?q=katy+basi

It’s bad enough to have to sell the family cottage to pay capital gains tax – worse still to have a capital loss be denied because you lived in the cottage for a bit! http://www.theglobeandmail.com/globe-investor/personal-finance/taxes/how-to-take-the-tax-sting-out-of-an-inherited-property/article4483008/

If you’re not sure what I mean – scroll over the anddan.ca at the bottom of my webpage…. Tim’s right on the money, as usual. http://www.theglobeandmail.com/globe-investor/personal-finance/taxes/where-theres-a-will-theres-a-way-to-avoid-a-tax-hit/article4472416/

This result seems like common sense – but the CRA obviously didn’t think so…. http://www.canlii.org/en/ca/tcc/doc/2012/2012tcc204/2012tcc204.html?goback=%2Egde_3982304_member_131052503

Your guide to family tax credits and deductions – 2011 Do you want to  make sure that you’ve taken advantage of all the tax credits and deductions that come along with having kids?  Have a look at my Today’s Parent article: http://www.todaysparent.com/parenting/family-finance/your-guide-to-family-tax-credits-and-deductions

CRA closes tax loophole with win over billionaire’s companies BARRIE MCKENNA OTTAWA From Saturday’s Globe and Mail Last updated Friday, Dec. 16, 2011 7:20PM EST The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that a series of transactions by billionaire Li Ka-Shing’s holding company Copthorne violated the “spirit” of the tax avoidance statute. (REUTERS) A Supreme…

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